Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 25

Extremely thankful for teachers, this weekend! This weekend’s quote shared by a teacher in the online course I facilitate (Thank you, E.M.!)

“The literacy-rich environment also provides students with opportunities to engage with and see adults interact with print allowing students to build their skills in understanding the conventions, purposes, and functions of print. “Children learn how to attend to language and apply this knowledge to literacy situations by interacting with others who model language functions” (Gunn, Simmons, & Kameenui, 1995, 11).

 

Source: Gunn, B., Simmons, D., Kameenui, E. (1995). Emergent literacy: Synthesis of the research (Technical Report No. 19). University of Oregon: National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

What’s Your Favorite Part of Thanksgiving?

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 18

Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express. ~Brenda Ueland

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Brenda Ueland (born October 24, 1891) is best known for her inspiring work on the process of writing, If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit.

 

 

 

 

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ELearn 2016 Part 2

Presenting new research from our collective paper,Online Course Facilitators Describe What Works in Learner-Centered Feedback at the  in Washington,

Our paper reflects the writing collaboration of six PBS TeacherLine course facilitators and the PBS Program Manager, Francine Wargo. The course facilitators are Helen Teague, Rose Castro, Dr. Joyce King, Victoria Lara, and John Tierney.

Here is the abstract of the paper:

Abstract: A four-point-effectiveness checklist for continued student engagement through personalized assessment feedback in online courses is described in this poster and accompanying paper. Designed for pre-service and in-service adult learners, the checklist reflects research in pedagogical practice of knowledge transfer, adult learning theory, and the TPaCK instructional framework. Data sources include the feedback artifacts of current online course facilitators, who are also the co-writers of this paper. Post-course assessment data from adult learners validates the success of these methods in both current teaching practice and subsequent professional development through participation in online courses.

Also today, online Course Facilitators from describe what works for our learners in a participatory share session, aptly titled “Effective Practices in Online Course Facilitation: Roundtable Participatory Share.”

Here is the Abstract:

Abstract: The most effective online course facilitators implement personalized messages and content that inspires, engages, and educates. The courses’ sound structural strategy ensures implementation by teacher-learners. This interactive roundtable features online educators who will share best practices and the educational effectiveness of content that allows learners to exit each course with a set of materials ready for use, vetted, and strengthened by experiential analysis and subsequent recommendations. This roundtable discussion will include video clips of online course facilitators and teacher-learners describing various aspects of their experiences while in their online courses. Teachers and teacher-learners may appear live from remote locations recounting their experiences.

. To learn more about the conference, click 

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ELearn 2016 Part 1

Presenting new research from our collective paper, “Civic Participation Public Sphere Pedagogy & Blended Learning In An Intergenerational Town Hall Meeting” at the  in Washington,

Our paper reflects the writing collaboration of four generations: Chris Kyker, Dr. Charlie Pruett, Helen Teague, and Ashley Bryan. The paper addresses the sociological, interdisciplinary, and blended learning of the 2016 and 2014 Texas Silver-Haired Legislature’s Town Hall Forum. Over 220 students and Texas residents participated in the Town Hall forum.

Here is the Paper’s Abstract:

Abstract: This paper describes an Intergenerational Town Hall Meeting including six generations of participants.  This paper establishes the protocol of the Town Hall forum mediated by intergenerational, civic participation, blended learning technology and social media tools for pre-service, pre-certification students at a private, Southwestern U.S. university. A partnership between a university research center, state advocacy group, and state, county, and local community organizations provided the Public-Sphere Pedagogy of the Town Hall Meeting. Qualitative pre-event survey data and post-event reflective data was collected and analyzed. These data sources found a correlation between a Town Hall Meeting learning experience and increased awareness, empathy, engagement, and yearning toward civic participation for both students and older adults. This study’s findings are transferable to other higher education departments.

ELearn 2016 in Washington DC

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E-LEARN 2016 – World Conference on E-Learning – Washington, DC – Nov. 14-16, 2016

Excited to be presenting at the E-LEARN 2016 – World Conference on E-Learning – Washington, DC – this week, November 14-16!

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Click this link for conference information: https://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 12

It is my belief that books are living things…. And as living things, they need to be protected.  ~Holly Black

 

Books by Teague

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U.S. Veterans Day Tribute

Thank you to Veteran’s for your sacrifice and commitment to our country. This week’s vote-casting, allowed it involved thousand of volunteers was initially brought to us through your willingness to serve.

photo by Teague

photo by Teague

 

Introduction to Resources in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP)

Interested in firsthand accounts of combat from Vietnam veterans? Want to know how to research your relative’s military unit? Come find out more during a special presentation by VHP reference specialist Megan Harris.

This introduction provides an overview of VHP’s collections scope, available online resources, how to search the archive using the online database, and how to coordinate use of non-digitized collections. Participants will learn more about VHP’s online exhibits, how to find information about specific units and conflicts, and the vast number of ways in which VHP collections can be utilized in your research.

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‘Absolutely Zero’ Election Coverage on Election Day Weather Channel

Weather Channel Promises ‘Absolutely Zero’ Election Coverage on Election Day

If the 2016 campaign has felt a bit like a bad storm that simply refuses to end, The Weather Channel wants to assure you relief is in sight—in fact, you don’t even have to wait for Election Day to end. (TVNewser)

Weather Channel’s Election Day plans: No election coverage. Also, no bad weather. Instead, the network announced a “chill marathon” of clouds, rainbows, something called “autumn splendor,” and smooth jazz—a sort of Election Day Yule Log. (Deadline)

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 4

 

 

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